Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday stated that the Covid booster doses are required for frontline health workers. "The frontline workers have had their second dosages for almost 6 to 8 months, and the technical committee on Covid feels the same," he said.
After arriving at Hubballi airport, Bommai spoke to media and said, "On December 2, I will travel to New Delhi to meet with the Union Health Minister. I'll talk about administering the booster dosages to the medical personnel and the Covid fighters. I'll also talk about scientific progress and the Union government's position on booster doses "he stated. "We believe that at the very least, frontline and health professionals should receive the Covid booster or third dosage. It was considered at task force meetings with experts. They believe that health-care personnel should be given booster doses. I'll talk to the Union Minister of Health about it "he said.
Because a strain other than the Delta variation was found, a sample from an international traveller was sent to the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) for further testing. "We're awaiting the report to confirm the presence of the new variety. We will take appropriate action as soon as we receive it "he said. He underlined that the government has no plans to withhold services to anyone who have not received the Covid vaccine. He stated that the campaign would be stepped up.